Amazon may turn dying department stores into its own fulfillment centers

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Mall owners are desperate to fill the dying spaces once dominated by Sears and J.C. Penney stores. Amazon may be about to have an expanded presence in the place you’d least expect it to: malls. Yet the online retail giant isn’t about to open stores in the archaic shopping institutions. Instead, it’s looking to turn some dying department store spaces into fulfillment centers, according to a new report from the Wall Street Journal . Read Full Story

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When will we know the Amazon union vote results?

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The outcome of a unionization vote in Alabama could have historic implications for the e-commerce giant. It could also be a massive win for workers’ rights. Yesterday was the last day for Amazon workers at the Bessemer, Alabama, fulfillment facility to vote on whether they should unionize and be represented by the Retail, Wholesale, and Department Store Union (RWDSU). The outcome of that vote could have historic implications for the world’s largest e-commerce retailer. If successful, the Bessemer outcome could lead to other Amazon fulfillment centers voting to unionize as well, giving workers greater collective bargaining rights with the company. Read Full Story

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How do you practice social distancing in an Amazon warehouse?

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Amazon is hiring 100,000 new workers, but it has not provided many details about how it will keep them safe. It’s only week one of what is likely to be a long period of isolation and quarantine, and Amazon has already seen a spike in orders. In fact, it’s struggling to keep up. So the company announced that it is ramping up hiring, creating 100,000 new roles in its fulfillment centers and delivery network to meet the surge of demand. Read Full Story

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A Starter Guide to Amazon Vendor Central

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Becoming a third-party seller isn’t the only way to make money on Amazon. What if I told you there’s a way to get rid of the bulk of your seller admin and focus solely on helping a single customer who will sell your products for you? Well, that’s what you can expect from Amazon’s Vendor Central. We’ll take a deep dive into the platform and discuss: What is Vendor Central, and how to get an invite. The main differences between Seller Central and Vendor Central. The benefits and disadvantages of becoming a vendor. How to measure your success on the platform and more. Let’s get started! What Is Amazon Vendor Central? Vendor Central is an invite-only platform where you can sell directly to Amazon as a supplier. It’s similar to Seller Central, where vendors can manage their purchase orders and product data from one central hub. If you get an …

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6 Alternatives to Amazon For E-commerce

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With a net worth of $1.7 trillion , Amazon has dominated the e-commerce sector for years, leaving many of its competitors in the shade. But are there alternatives to Amazon? With an audience as vast as Amazon, small business start-ups and solo entrepreneurs flock to the site to sell the products, get established, and build their enterprises. Despite the audience Amazon offers, you may want to look for other online venues to list your items . There are many good reasons to broaden your e-commerce horizons. First, it makes little sense to put all your eggs in one basket. Second, selling on a wider range of marketplaces gets your products in front of a larger audience. And finally, looking at the other choices available could save you money on fees, or get you closer to your target buyers. Below are some viable alternatives to Amazon. We’ll look at their advantages, …

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Amazon union vote: here’s the latest on the results for workers to unionize

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Vote counting is ongoing—but there are a large number of contested ballots, which could delay the final results by weeks. It’s been 11 days since Amazon workers in the Bessemer, Alabama fulfillment facility cast their votes on whether to unionize. With the caveat that votes are still being counted, it is now becoming clearer whether the vote to unionize will succeed, and potentially send shockwaves through the retail and e-commerce industries. Unfortunately for those supporting unionization, it looks like the effort may fail. Here’s what you need to know: Read Full Story

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